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World’s ICT leader announces pioneering delegation to Sri Lanka
The first ever high level trade & business delegation to Sri Lanka from the World’s ICT leader is now mulled for early December, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “I have been able to encourage my government to renew trade cooperation with Sri Lanka. I have been highly encouraged by the ra...
11.09.2014 - 07:47
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United States, Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage Show Support for Water Conservation
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum held its 11th annual symposium last Friday, September 5, 2014. The symposium brought together experts in the field of water conservation and provided a platform to present research findings and discusses best practices and key challenges related to rainwater harvesti...
11.09.2014 - 07:33
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Azo regrets hurting media sentiment, assures rectification in defamation lawsuits
Nagaland Minister for Roads and Bridges Kuzholuzo Nienu (Azo) said he had high respect for the freedom of expression and the mass media whose role was one of the important pillars of democracy. Talking to NEPS here at his official residence Monday, the senior DAN Minister asserted that without fre...
11.09.2014 - 07:23 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Jayalalithaa slaps second defamatory case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy
In a bid to silence Dr. Subramanian Swamy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has slapped the second defamation case. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his alleged defamatory statement against her, Times of India reports. In his...
10.09.2014 - 08:18
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German Minister For Development to Visit Sri Lanka Soon
German Cooperation and Development Minister Dr. Gerd Mueller has expressed his desire to visit Sri Lanka in the near future. An invitation to visit Sri Lanka was extended to Germany’s Minister by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama when he met the Minister recently. During...
10.09.2014 - 08:06
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Vijith Malalgoda appointed President of the Court of Appeal.
Additional Solicitor General Vijith Malalgoda PC has been appointed as the President of the Sri Lanka Court of Appeal. Malalgoda holds a Masters of Law from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom and previously held the position of judge advocate with the Sri Lanka Air Force. - Asian Tri...
10.09.2014 - 07:45
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Nagaland Speaker’s disqualification order “unconstitutional”: SC lawyer
\ In a significant move, a senior Supreme Court (SC) lawyer termed as “unconstitutional” the Nagaland Assembly Speaker’s decision on disqualifying 3 NCP MLAs on August 25 last. Satya Pal Jain, senior advocate of the SC and ex-MP, who appeared on behalf of the disqualified 3 NCP MLAs, Imtilemba...
10.09.2014 - 06:32 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 16th to 17th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This was revealed in a statement by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs. The statement further said: I...
10.09.2014 - 06:23
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Dr. Kohona At the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace
Human beings deserve to live in a world where hatred and suspicion have been sublimated; where oppression and exclusion are a distant memory; where the individual and the group are respected and where men, women and children can live in economic dignity. Dr. Palitha Kohona Sri Lanka’s Ambassador an...
10.09.2014 - 06:11
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Sri Lanka non-recognize politically motivated resolution, but would continue to engage in the mechanisms of the Council
Despite Sri Lanka's non-recognition of the politically motivated resolution on Sri Lanka during HRC 25, Sri Lanka would continue to engage with the regular mechanisms of the Council, and looked forward to the opportunity to engage during Sri Lanka's fifth periodic report under the ICCPR next month -...
09.09.2014 - 20:29
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Six new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning: Mr. Viljar Lubi - Ambassador of Republic of Estonia Mrs. Monica Lanzetta Mutis - Ambassador of Republic of Colombia Mr. Daniel Carmon - Ambassador of State of Israel M...
09.09.2014 - 18:00
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Japanese PM pledge to guide and assist Sri Lanka to become a regional hub in five main areas
Japan will guide and assist Sri Lanka to achieve the target to become a regional hub in five main areas providing all technical assistance in Lanka's endeavor, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who made a historic State visit on Sunday participated at the S...
09.09.2014 - 16:42
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Jayalalithaa Files Defamation Case Against Dr. Swamy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today filed a defamation case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy in a court in Chennai for alleging that the boats of Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lanka belong to Sasikala, a close residence friend of the AIADMK chief. Ms Jayalalithaa had on September...
09.09.2014 - 16:15
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Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched
India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey (2014-2015) on 6th September 2014 i...
09.09.2014 - 15:24 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees. The President thanked Cuba for supporting Sri Lanka at international forums, particularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and also for the...
08.09.2014 - 22:37
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Jaya Amma’s new wish list: heritage city tag for Srirangam
The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has added a new item to her wish list pending with Narendra Modi government in Delhi. Give heritage city tag to Srirangam, she told the visiting Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu clearly dissat...
08.09.2014 - 08:09 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Sri Lanka – Japan Diplomatic Relations - Fact Sheet
Sri Lanka and Japan established diplomatic relations shortly after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951. 1. A Japanese Mission was set up in Colombo in February 1952. In May 1953, Sri Lanka established a Legation in Tokyo. 2. Sri Lanka was one of the nine Asian countries that parti...
08.09.2014 - 06:26
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Lanka export acceleration push begins
Exports, being the lifeline of Sri Lankan economy, is a national priority. The urgency of exports accelerating strategy is such that it could kick-start even before its full design cycle is over. Meanwhile, Brand Sri Lanka packs hidden potentials that could be leveraged for national export growth....
08.09.2014 - 06:22
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Bihar signals a new churning in Indian politics
A new churning appears to be taking place in Indian politics with signals from Bihar that Congress party of Sonia Gandhi, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and the ruling Janta Dal (United) led by Nitish Kumar have decided to cement their recent truce in...
07.09.2014 - 14:35 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Lanka vying for $3B rubber sector
As the first ever Global Rubber Confab to be held in Sri Lanka is announced on 28 August, the country positioned its historic rubber industry to be a $ 3B sector. And a top global rubber body voiced that rubber prices would recover ‘before very long’. “We are now aiming at an ambitious $3B rubber...
07.09.2014 - 12:57
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